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The Honeywell Lyric line expands to security at CES 2015

Honeywell is unveiling a home security system complete with voice control capabilities and a touchscreen display at CES 2015.

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LAS VEGAS -- "Hello Lyric, I'm home!"

According to Honeywell, you'll soon be able to utter phrases like that to control all sorts of home security and automation products.

The previously thermostat-centric brand has just announced at CES 2015 that it's adding cameras, motion sensors, smoke detectors and more to its existing Lyric lineup -- all controllable via a physical touchscreen display, customized voice controls and the Lyric app, available for both Android and iOS users.

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Honeywell's Lyric Home Security System is also supposed to work with thermostats, lights, locks and window shades so you can automate your entire house from a central hub. That means that you should be able to turn on your lights, adjust your thermostat and disarm your security system with a single command.

The Honeywell $279 Lyric Thermostat , unveiled in 2014, relies on geofencing to keep track of your whereabouts. When it senses that you're nearing home, it's designed to switch automatically from Away mode to Home mode, and again from Home mode back to Away mode the next time you leave.

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The Lyric thermostat didn't originally have voice control functionality -- unlike the company's Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control -- but it sounds like that's all about to change with this upcoming security system integration.

Honeywell hasn't shared specifics regarding pricing, availability or integrations with third-party manufacturers just yet. Keep an eye our for updates on that front. We do know that this isn't a DIY kit, so you'll need to go through a professional installer to get things up and running.

Be sure to check out the rest of our CES 2015 coverage.

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